Tuesday Draper 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Danceology, 112 W 13100 S, Draper, Utah 84020

Welcome to Epic Day!  Your Educational Specialist, along with a Collaborative Teacher, help each student to learn and grow.  They are assisted by the   paraprofessionals (aide) who support the hands-on-learning environment.  The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math and Language Arts.  We focus on engaging, interactive, project-based lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  We are teaching Utah State standards with Hands-On Fun.  The students are grouped in classes youngest to oldest, Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak, with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Our Dive Deeper activities are available for you to extend the learning at home.

Please be on time so your child doesn’t miss our leadership meeting. Leadership is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. We will also delve into the Canyon Grove Guideposts together. Leadership lessons develop the concepts in the guideposts using learning games, songs, biographies, quotations,  discussions, mindfulness exercises, Growth Mindset principles, and movement. Our students explore each of the guideposts and examine how they can apply them in their lives. We wrap up the year with our final guidepost, Anything is Possible, to launch them into a summer of discovery and fun.  Please bring students on time (between 8:50 – 9:00 am) so they can participate in leadership activities.

RECESS:  12:15 am-12:30 pm Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to their recess activities. Recess will be held indoors.  They can choose to play quiet games or join the group for interactive fun!

LUNCH:  12:30 am-12:45 pm  Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame and doesn’t require heating. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.    There is no bartering lunch items.

Please send your student to school with a water bottle, home lunch, and backpack each day.

Your student also has the option of attending Innovations and Discovery Days.

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Educational Specialist

My name is Emily Cox, and I am thrilled to begin working with you! I achieved my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Western Governors University. I have previously taught 2 years of 4th grade and 1 year of 1st grade at Ascent Academy. I have a passion for individualized learning, and creating a safe and happy environment for students to learn in. In my spare time, I love to quilt, crochet, dance, sing, play the piano, garden, and spend time with the people I love. I have been married to my husband Tyler for 5 years. We have a one year old son named Declan, and are expecting our second son in the end of September! We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle! I look forward to learn more about you!

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: emily.cox@canyongrove.com

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Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher – Taylor Price

Hello Draper Families!! My name is Taylor Price! I am excited to be working as the Collaborative Teacher at Draper this year! I also will be filling in for Emily as the Educational Specialist while she is on maternity leave.

I graduated from Drury University in Springfield, Mo with my Bachelors in Elementary Education. I have taught in both Missouri and Arkansas in the past. I am new to Utah, but loving this beautiful state and community. I am so excited to be part of the Canyon Grove community and look forward to working with each of your students this year.  . 

While I am still in a period of training I will be working hard to learn as much as I can as fast as I can to better serve each of you. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Phone Number: 417-955-0638


ASPEN AIDE – Makayla Stratford

Hi, I’m Ms Stratford. I’m from Riverton, Utah. Some of my favorite things include cheering loud at football games, snow cones, interior design, and collecting anything to do with pineapples! I studied Early Childhood Education at UVU. I absolutely love working with kids and being here at Canyon Grove!

BIRCH AIDE – Ashlyn Chugg

“Hello! My name is Ms Chugg. I am currently attending Brigham Young University Idaho majoring in Early Childhood Education. Some things that I enjoy are hiking, journaling, photography, kayaking, and traveling across the world! I have a strong passion for teaching and I enjoy working with children!”

CEDAR AIDE -Holly Sonntag

Holly Sonntag has ideas, energy, knowledge, and a love for children. Being involved in education is her specialty.  She has been a teacher of all ages and she absolutely loves it! Her desire is that the time spent at school be full of questions, answers, laughter, success, joy, adventure, and discovery. She believes that one shouldn’t complain about a child’s education if they are not prepared to do all they can to have an impact on it. That philosophy is what led her to working in education at many levels.

Holly graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and Specialized in Individualized Education. She has taught fourth and fifth grade as well as 7th, 8th , and 9th as a substitute teacher. She acted as the assistant director for a preschool for 3 years. She is married and the mother of seven children and grandmother to twelve beautiful grandchildren. She managed an apartment complex for three years bringing the property value up considerably. She was manager and marketing director for Rollotech, a manufacturing company for five years and has had some experience working in Real Estate. She is a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor, and managed some education and sales opportunities at Thanksgiving Point.

Her service to the community throughout the years has included many roles.  She served on a Neighborhood Community Council for five years and has been an active Member of the Parent Teacher Association for 33 years. She helped open Channing Hall Charter school as the Curriculum Director, and served on the board there for 3 years and has served as a member of the board at Summit Academy in Draper and Bluffdale for the last ten years.  Being the mother of seven children has created many opportunities for service and management for the last thirty three years and surely will continue to do so.

OAK AIDE -Kaitlyn Bachman

Kaitlyn is excited to be back at Canyon Grove! She working here a couple years and took a break to go on a mission for her church. She graduated with her associates from Snow College with a focus on education. She loves the education field thinks that education should be a top priority. Outside of school she loves going backpacking, kayaking, and many more things to be outside. She also enjoys theatre, watching shows, being in them, or working backstage for them.


Educational Specialists serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their Educational Specialist regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your ES is essential and a requirement for participation in this program. Please show that you value our program by having a truly effective conversation about the academic progress of your student with your Educational Specialist.

At the beginning of the school year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your Educational Specialist. Your student’s SEP will outline the curriculum your student will be using and your goals for the school year. In addition you will meet regularly with your ES to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.


Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security.   To keep it simple we have a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt and sweatshirt available for purchase.  This T-shirt and sweatshirt can be worn with jeans in good repair, skirts, leggings, pants, etc. We also want all toes to stay safe! Shoes must cover the entire foot and be worn in and outside the school. Students should not wear hats inside the school, but they can wear hats outside for warmth. CGA T-shirt and sweatshirt are worn by our students at all our school-sponsored activities such as Epic, Discovery, Innovations, field trips, and events.  Call the school for more information.


Drop-Off: 8:45 am – 8:55 am

  • Please encourage your students to be ready to unload, have their materials ready to go, as you enter the lineup of cars. 
  • Have any last minute instructions or conversations with them BEFORE you get to the curb. 
  • Once at the curb, please kindly encourage your students to exit your vehicle in a timely manner.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please contact your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.

Pick-Up:  3:15 pm – 3:25 pm

  • Please close your door and move away from the curb in an efficient manner so that we can keep the line moving.
  • Please visit with your students about their day once you have driven away from the curb. 
  • We thank you for your assistance in keeping traffic flowing smoothly. 

Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before 2:30 pm.


  • Classes will only be cancelled if there is severe weather or another emergency that prohibits teachers and students from safely traveling or meeting together in a healthy environment.
  •  Parents will be notified via TEXT.

Draper Innovations & Discovery Schedule

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Tuesday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:00 pm
Discovery 1 Thursday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Thursday July 19-Aug 2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Winter Innovations  Thursday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Thursday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Thursday Nov 15-Dec 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Spring Innovations  Thursday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Innovations & Discovery Pickup 

Parent Bus Schedule

Innovations: 9:00-11:30

Drop off: Students arrive at bus location 8:00-8:10 am

Pick up: Bus arrives on location 12:00 (10 minute check out time)

Discovery: 12:15-2:45

Drop off: Students arrive at bus location 11:15-11:25 am

Pick up: Bus arrives on location 3:20 (10 minute check out time)

Airborne Additional Parking

On the corner 12650 S. and 125 W. is the additional parking for Airborne. As shown on map, the bus will park in the southeast corner of this lot where the red X is. Please do NOT park in this area. Recommended parking is marked in light blue.

(Airborne’s address is: 12674 Pony Express Rd, Draper. The additional parking lot is directly west of this building. See map 2)